wa

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English

Etymology 1

Noun

wa

  1. A traditional proa-style outrigger canoe of the Caroline Islands.

Etymology 2

From Thai วา (waa)

Noun

wa (plural wa)

  1. A traditional Thai unit of length, approximately two metres.

Etymology 3

Noun

wa (uncountable)

  1. In Japanese society, the favouring of a harmonious community over one's personal interests.

Anagrams

  • aw

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch wagen.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vɑː/

Noun

wa (plural waens)

  1. wagon
  2. cart
  3. automobile, car

Synonyms

  • (car): kar

Amele

Noun

wa

  1. water

References

  • John R. Roberts, Amele Organised Phonology Data (1998)

Bambara

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [wà]

Particle

wa

  1. final interrogative particle on a yes/no question

Bau

Noun

wa

  1. water

Further reading

  • Hans van der Meer, Bau Organized Phonology Data

Butmas-Tur

Noun

wa

  1. water

References

  • Greenhill, S.J., Blust. R, & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271-283.

Egyptian

Romanization

wa

  1. Manuel de Codage transliteration of wꜥ.

Etulo

Verb

  1. drink
    ḿ wēnîI drink water
    ḿ wēnīI drank water

References

  • Rose-Juliet Anyanwu, Fundamentals of Phonetics, Phonology and Tonology (2008)

German

Etymology

From dialectal wat (what).

Pronunciation 1

  • IPA(key): /va/
    • (Berlin) IPA(key): [vɐ̠]

Adverb

wa

  1. (colloquial, regional, parts of northern and central Germany) right?; is it?; is it not?
    Wir müssen da lang, wa?
    We need to go this way, don't we?

Synonyms

  • gell
  • ne
  • nicht
  • nicht wahr
  • oder

Pronunciation 2

  • IPA(key): /vah/, /vhah/
    • IPA(key): [ʋæh], [ʋhæh] (parts of northern Germany)

Particle

wa

  1. (colloquial, potentially rude) what, huh (expresses that something was extremely hard to understand acoustically or outlandish in content)
Usage notes
  • Also spelled wat. Especially common in Hamburg and western Holstein, where dialects traditionally drop final /t/ (especially after fricatives).
Synonyms
  • , hüä
  • was

Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French roi (king)

Noun

wa

  1. king

See also

  • rèn

Japanese

Romanization

wa

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of
  3. Rōmaji transcription of
  4. Rōmaji transcription of
  5. Rōmaji transcription of わっ
  6. Rōmaji transcription of ワッ

Kapampangan

Interjection

wa

  1. yes

Antonyms

  • ali

Kashubian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *va

Pronoun

wa

  1. you (second-person plural)

Declension


Mandarin

Romanization

wa (Zhuyin ˙ㄨㄚ)

  1. Pinyin transcription of

wa

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Marshallese

Etymology

From Proto-Oceanic *waŋka. Cognate with Maori waka, Tongan vaka, Hawaiian waʻa.

Pronunciation

  • MED phonemes:
  • IPA(key): /waɰ/, [ɒ̯ɒ͡ɑɑ̯]

Noun

wa

  1. canoe, ship, boat
  2. vehicle

References

  • Marshallese–English Online Dictionary

Old English

Alternative forms

  • wei, , ƿa

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *wai, from Proto-Indo-European *wai.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wɑː/

Noun

 n

  1. woe

Declension

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Derived terms

  • wā lā wā

Related terms

  • wāwa
  • wēa

Descendants

  • Middle English: wa, wo, woo
    • English: woe
    • Scots: wa, wae

Panim

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wæ/

Noun

wa

  1. water

Further reading

  • Panim Talking Dictionary

Phuthi

Etymology

From Proto-Nguni *-wa, from Proto-Bantu *-gʊ̀a.

Verb

-wa

  1. to fall

Inflection

This entry needs an inflection-table template.


Sa

Noun

wa

  1. water

Scots

Alternative forms

  • waw

Etymology

From Old English weall, ultimately from Latin vallum.

Noun

wa (plural was)

  1. wall

Verb

wa (third-person singular present was, present participle wain, past wad, past participle wad)

  1. to wall

Swahili

Particle

wa

  1. M class inflected form of -a.
  2. U class inflected form of -a.
  3. Wa class inflected form of -a.

Verb

-wa (infinitive kuwa)

  1. to be

Conjugation

Prefix

wa

  1. Marks a verb's object as 3rd person plural.
    ninawapenda
    I like them

2. Marks a verb's object as 2nd person plural.

ninawaona
I see you

Unami

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [wa]

Pronoun

wa

  1. this (animate)

West Frisian

Pronoun

wa

  1. who (interrogative)

Further reading

  • “wa (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Xhosa

Etymology

From Proto-Nguni *-wa, from Proto-Bantu *-gʊ̀a.

Verb

-wa

  1. (intransitive) to fall

Inflection

This verb needs an inflection-table template.


Zay

Etymology

Cognate to Silt'e [script needed] (-wa:).

Conjunction

wa

  1. and

References

  • Initial SLLE Survey of the Zway Area by Klaus Wedekind and Charlotte Wedekind

Zulu

Etymology

From Proto-Nguni *-wa, from Proto-Bantu *-gʊ̀a.

Verb

-wa

  1. (intransitive) to fall, to drop

Inflection

Derived terms

  • iwa

References

  • C. M. Doke; B. W. Vilakazi (1972), “wa”, in Zulu-English Dictionary, →ISBN: “wa

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